Why Duradek is the Best Choice for the Architect

Duradek solves the problem of reliable waterproofing over habitable space, allowing designs to be truly elevated.

This is an easy way to economically incorporate the luxurious feature of a rooftop deck into residential plans with a single product solution.

Architects can provide developers and homeowners with designs that include some of the top trending desirable residential features as indicated by the AIA Home Design Trends Survey. Both outdoor living space and low maintenance products top the list – Duradek provides both with one easy solution.

With over 45 years of expertise in PVC waterproofing, 3rd party quality control and evaluations to show Duradek meets ICC and CAN/CGSB requirements, Duradek is simply a proven product that works.

View or download our extensive collection of architectural resources including specs, CAD & BIM, product evaluations & approvals, and more. Additionally, architects can earn Learning Units with Duradek’s AIA registered course – Walkable PVC Roof Deck Membranes (online or face-to-face).

Why Duradek is the Best Choice for the Builder

Whether building a new deck or renovating an existing deck, Duradek brings contractors the assurance that over 45 years of experience provides. Duradek is manufactured in North America as a top-of-the-line option in its category and comes with an industry-leading warranty.

Deck waterproofing is a specialty trade. The Duradek system is installed exclusively by trained and authorized applicators who understand how deck waterproofing details play a role in protecting the entire building envelope. Your Duradek applicators will work with you to ensure you are informed with substrate requirements and proper sequencing with other sub-trades on your projects.

Why Duradek is the Best Choice for the Home Owner

Duradek brings the homeowner the best of low maintenance outdoor living space. Duradek has the industry’s best selection of colors and patterns with something for virtually any outdoor design scheme from traditional to contemporary.

Duradek vinyl is comfortable on bare feet with no risk of splinters and never requires any homeowner maintenance*. With built-in UV and mold inhibitors, Duradek ages well under constant exposure to the elements. Duradek has an industry-leading warranty that provides 3 levels of protection to the homeowner and the warranty is transferable should the property sell during the warranty coverage terms.

* No maintenance in this context refers to re-application for waterproof performance. Homeowners are responsible for cleaning and annual inspection of perimeter fasteners and caulking details to ensure all seals remain intact.

Useful Resources

Download: Compare Exposed Deck Surface Options
Download: Compare Protected Deck and Roof Deck Systems
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Download: Common Problems Duradek Can Solve
Download: Duradek at a Glance
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